Buenos Aires

What You Get

Expect a lot of perks when you study abroad with CEA. From housing to excursions, our inclusions make studying abroad easy!

Here's what you get when you study abroad with CEA in Buenos Aires:

  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising
  • Visa & Immigration Advising
  • Financial Advising
  • Tuition and Registration
  • Airport Pick-up
  • On-site Orientation
  • City Tour
  • On-site Staff Support
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Travel Medical Insurance
  • International Emergency Service Support
  • Welcome & Farewell Events
  • Centrally Located Housing
  • Transportation Pass
  • Wellness Activities
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Language Exchanges
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Excursions
  • Host Institution Services & Amenities
  • Career & Re-entry Workshop
  • Official Transcript(s)

Housing Options

Our carefully chosen housing options enhance your experience abroad by allowing you to live like a local. While we do attempt to match your preferences with our housing options, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed. Housing and roommate assignments are first-come, first-serve based on availability; apply early to help us organize your housing arrangements.


All CEA students studying in Buenos Aires have the option of living in apartments while abroad. Generally located in downtown Palermo or Belgrano, or Recoleta/Barrio Norte neighborhoods these apartments cater to independent, do-it-yourself students who want to experience Buenos Aires as a local apartment-dweller would. Apartments vary in age, décor and size, from studio apartments to two bedrooms. So whip up some homemade empanadas in your fully equipped kitchen, crack open your window, and watch the Argentine world unfold before your eyes.


  • CEA Buenos Aires Center: Up to 30 minutes by bus/metro
  • University of Belgrano: Up to 30 minutes by bus/metro


  • Not Available


  • 2-3 students per apartment
  • 1-2 students per room

Unit Amenities

  • Shared kitchenette
  • Shared-co-ed bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Towels included
  • Internet access
  • Central heating or space heaters
  • Fans provided or air conditioning

Session Available

  • Semester


  • Semester (Single Room): $600 - $1,500


Experience Buenos Aires’ vibrant culture while living in a homestay. CEA homestays usually have one host mom - or a couple - who loves to have international students around. For the students who want to live life abroad in a local and international environment - usually with other students - the homestay is great, because it can give you the locals insight into the city. 


  • CEA Buenos Aires Center: Up to 30 minutes by bus/metro
  • University of Belgrano: Up to 30 minutes by bus/metro


  • Breakfast included from Monday – Saturday
  • Dinner included from Sunday – Thursday


  • 1-2 students per room
  • 1-3 students per Homestay

Unit Amenities

  • Limited kitchen
  • Shared-co-ed bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Towels included
  • Internet access
  • Telephone access available but only to use in case of emergencies
  • Central heating or space heaters
  • Fans provided or air conditioning

Session Available

  • Semester


  • N/A

Independent Living


While CEA highly recommends that you choose one of our Buenos Aires housing options provided, you also have the option to arrange independent housing.

Use the online housing application form to request permission for this option no later than the application closure date. If your request is approved, you will receive a rebate for your housing payment, however CEA will not provide you with any assistance setting up independent housing. Keep in mind, rebates are not granted to students who move out of their CEA housing or choose to pursue independent living arrangements after the application closure date.








One of the benefits of studying abroad is the opportunity to explore your host country and surrounding destinations. Excursions are offered for all semester and summer programs; you’ll receive a calendar of available excursions during orientation. Here are a few past excursions:

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

A World Heritage Site, Colonia was founded by the Portuguese in 1680. The historic quarter still captures the look and feel of the colonial era in Latin America. You’ll travel by ferry across the River Plate from Buenos Aires to explore this charming town’s cobbled streets leading to old lighthouses, inns, restaurants, and its original bullfighting ring. You’ll also enjoy a traditional lunch during your time in Uruguay.

Iguazú Falls (Optional)

Spanning three countries, Iguazú Falls is one of the world’s seven natural wonders and a popular destination. Thousands travel to Iguzaú Falls every year to marvel at the Garganta del Diablo, a U-shaped cascade that’s 269 feet tall and almost 2,300 feet long. You'll enjoy a full-day excursion to Iguazú National Park.

This excursion is optional, for an additional fee. Students need to sign up for this excursion through their myCEA Account by the withdrawal date for their program.

Polo Day

Attend a polo match and learn about one of Argentina’s most popular sports. You’ll have the opportunity to sit in the stadium and join fans as they cheer (elegantly) for their favorite team. Availability of this excursion depends on polo matches schedule and location.


One of the world’s largest deltas, this popular riverside retreat just north of Buenos Aires is a wonderful place to get away from the bustling city. Indulge in a traditional lunch, relax on a ferry tour, and browse local artisans’ handmade crafts at the Puerto de Frutos open air market.


Wine from Mendoza enjoys a reputation as some of the world’s best. On our excursion to this west-central province, you’ll explore scenic vineyards, taste local wine and olive oil, trek in Aconcagua Park with views of the highest mountain in the Americas in the background, go horseback riding, and enjoy local delicacies.

Cultural Engagement

CEA Student Life: Buenos Aires Cultural Activities

Take advantage of the unique flavor of Buenos Aires. CEA offers cultural activities to match your interests. Whether you enjoy concerts, clubs, sports, cooking classes, language exchanges, or something entirely different, our staff helps you engage with local culture.

Argentine Food and Culture Activity

Experience the cultural phenomenon of Buenos Aires at this activity. Enjoy a traditional evening in the city while tasting local food.

Tango Dinner Show

One of the most beautiful cultural activities in Buenos Aires is going to a tango dinner show, where professional tango dancers and singers provide entertainment as you enjoy a hearty dinner.

Theater/Cinema Night (Traditional/National Movies)

Take advantage of Buenos Aires’ many cinemas to attend movie screenings and festivals; it’s an ideal way to improve both your Spanish skills and your understanding of local culture. Argentine cinema is constantly producing informative and amusing new movies.

Traditional/Historical Cafés: Café Tortoni

Located on Avenida de Mayo Avenue, Café Tortoni is an emblem of the city’s passion for coffee, culture, and good company. Set in a Spanish architectural-style building filled with busts and paintings of famous Argentines, the Tortoni offers food for the body and soul.

Traditional/Historical Restaurants: El Cuartito

A family of Italian immigrants opened El Cuartito Pizza House in 1935. With colorful walls filled with sports and popular culture memorabilia, and a well-earned reputation as one of the most delicious pizza providers in the country, this pizza place is a don’t-miss.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer a few hours per week through activities such as serving at a community cafeteria, helping children with homework, tutoring English students, and participating in charity work. This experience will provide you with a new, potentially life-changing perspective on Argentine culture and life.

Language Exchange

Many organizations provide Language Exchange opportunities around the city, including Mate Club, Buenos Aires Daytime Language Exchange, Spanglish, Babel, and Speak Spanish! Chat in Spanish!

Intercultural Experience Workshop

This engaging, interactive activity fosters cultural awareness and, more importantly, facilitates action. The workshop’s goal is demonstrating the impact of diversity on both people and organizations, motivating participants to rethink attitudes and behaviors, and learn how to work with people from different cultures.

Other Opportunities

Mobile Journalist Program

Want to build your digital portfolio while you study abroad? Join the Mobile Journalist (MOJO) program! You’ll blog, photograph, and video your experiences abroad, then share them on social media.

Alumni Ambassador Program

Your study abroad adventure doesn’t have to end when your program is over. Keep sharing your study abroad love on your home campus…become an Alumni Ambassador! This internship allows you to help other students on their study abroad journeys while gaining work experience and growing your professional network.


Attend lectures and events featuring an array of guest speakers on diverse topics such as Argentina’s current human rights situation, the legacy of the last dictatorship, the ups and downs of the Argentine economy, the political system and its main representatives, and more. These presentations allow you to learn about issues directly from experts.

Career and Re-entry Workshop

Explore the skills and knowledge you’ve gained and learn how to articulate your growth in your future job searches. In this interactive workshop, you’ll reflect and process your study abroad experience, connect study abroad with your career goals, and obtain practical advice to help you transition back to the U.S.

Contributor Program

Want to share your independent view of the program? Just send us your favorite pictures, write a poem, make a video or write a short article and win monthly prizes!

Radio Program

Interested in sharing with many many people all your adventures in Buenos Aires? Here you'll have the opportunity to become part of a Radio Show for students...and the best part is that there's no need to be fluent in Spanish or have any previous experience.

Social Media Takeover

You think you'll be snapchating all your stay in Buenos Aires? Take advantage of it and dare to take over CEA's social media!

What Our Student Said

Great Opportunities
CEA provided great opportunities to see Argentina and learn the culture. They were well-organized and I felt safe the whole time.

Janie Barber
University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
Fall 2015, buenos-aires

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